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The Superlative City

Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century

Edited by Ahmed Kanna

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780977122431

Publication Date: 08/19/2013

Text

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction [Ahmed Kanna]
  • 2. Planning, Prototyping, and Replication in Dubai [Stephen Ramos and Peter G. Rowe]
  • 3. Peak Urbanism, Micro-Planning, and Other Emergent Realities in Dubai [Amale Andraos and Dan Wood]
  • 4. Learning from Dubai: Is It Possible? [Boris Brorman Jensen]
  • 5. Terrain Marécageux: Dubai’s Lopsided Landscape [Gareth Doherty]
  • 6. Dubai Manifesto: Dubai’s Relationship to Water [Virginie Picon-Lefebvre]
  • 7. The Dubai Effect Archipelago [Neyran Turan]
  • 8. Resituating the Dubai Spectacle [Yasser Elsheshtawy]
  • 9. Dubai, in Particular: Anomalous Spaces and Ignored Histories in the “Superlative City” [Ahmed Kanna]
  • 10. “Everything You Can Imagine Is Real”: Labor, Hype, and the Specter of Progress in Dubai [Maryam Monalisa Gharavi]
  • 11. The Future Promise of Architecture in Dubai [Kevin Mitchell]
  • Contributors

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